Wild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

Wild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPAWild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
49 Ratings
Wild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPAWild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Screamin’ Beaver, an amped up version of our spring seasonal Beaver River, is back by popular demand for a 2011 edition. Only 1,000 bottles of this delicious brew will be available for sale. This monster weighs in at 9.9% ABV and 99 IBUs. Screamin’ Beaver has been dry hopped and aged on oak staves. Even scarier than the stats, this beer is incredibly drinkable and nicely balanced. Be very afraid.

Added by Sammy on 05-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,221
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
49
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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4.99/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.96/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrenaline
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Simon212
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CanadianBacon
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer in the Beau's best of 2015 pack.As much as I find this a pretty tasty beer I can see where some people might find it offensive so I'll try and be through here.

Appearance - This beer pours a deep cloudy caramel amber with 2 fingers off white head, the head fades leaving a thick film over the top. Carbonation seems to be fairly lively.

Aroma - The aroma has a strong oak smell, pretty normal considering its oak aged, followed up by caramel malts, floral hops, pine hops,light citrusy smell in the very back.

Taste - the oak flavor is strong, almost as if a drop of scotch was added for good measure. this is followed up by caramel malts again extremely strong, caramel and oak overpower this beer giving it a very smooth malty taste. the next thing I taste would be the hops, Their balanced out well with the malt so there not ridiculously bitter but I get floral hops some pine bitterness and lastly very light grapefruit.

Feel - the body isnt exactly full but it leans more in that Direction. and it has a very smooth creamy feel, It is very dry on the end with a light lasting bitterness. The alcohol content of 9.9 percent is very well hidden.

Overall - This is one of the more interesting double IPA's Ive tried, aging it in oak has brought out some very interesting flavor profiles and the booze is well hidden, Its oddly smooth for an IPA but still has that IPA feel. wow this is a complex one. enjoy.

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3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a giant head with great retention (also a little bit of gushing was noticed which makes me wonder if the bottle was infected). Aroma of caramelized malt with earthy hops is OK. Taste is dominated by sweet caramelized malt with some earthy hops notes. Body is pretty full with lots of carbonation. I don’t like IIPA with too much caramel malt so I can’t say I really enjoyed that one.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of boszormeny
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Received as part of a gift for Christmas. Served chilled into a pint glass. Bottled November 21, 2013.

Appearance - Clear golden / copper brown with reddish hues. An impressive three plus fingers of head that takes a while to dissipate. Beautiful streaky lacing down the glass and the ivory head forms into a neat little cap.

Smell - Some sweetness from the oak aged nature of this beast.other than that some faint earthiness but not much else.

Taste - Starts with some faint sweetness from the oak aged barrels. Also some earthiness shines through here. After that it transitions to a rather bitter flavour. Very earthy tasting of pine and spruce as opposed to anything citrusy. Rather smooth transition, but was expecting more hop flavour given the 99 IBUs. Very restrained.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth for an IPA. The bitterness leaves slight tingling on the tongue and has a dry finish works well here with the earthy flavour profile.

Overall - A fine beer the alcohol is exceptionally well hidden but was expecting a slightly more bold profile especially in the nose and on the taste buds. We'll executed and very smooth.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

600 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO as part of their "Best of Beau's" sampler; bottled Nov. 23 2013. Served slightly chilled and poured into a tulip.

Pours an attractive, crystal clear ruby-amber colour, topped at first with nearly two fingers of foamy, off-white coloured head. It wilts gradually over the next few minutes, smearing the glass with rings of lacing and eventually settling into a thin, frothy cap with a creamy collar. The aroma is a little subdued for such an allegedly bold beer - frankly it confuses me how such a strong brew can have such a weak aroma. At least the notes of pine resin, oak, toffee, grapefruit citrus and apricot that manage to waft out of the liquid are enticing - meek as they might be. To be fair, the aroma intensifies somewhat as it warms.

The flavour is pleasant, and remarkably balanced given the style - this one claims 99 IBUs but it sure doesn't taste that way, with a robust malt bill to counter the hops (in addition to the effects of the oak aging). Brown sugar sweetness comes through initially, accompanied with some nutty malts and hints of apricot. Oak and vanilla also manage to make their contributions known, with the hops remaining relatively silent until the finish - when notes of pine resin and grapefruit pith bring in some much-needed bitterness. The aftertaste is a mixture of resiny bitterness, wood, and some slight heat from the alcohol content. On the fuller side of medium-bodied, with a somewhat slick, creamy feel on the palate, owing largely to the low carbonation levels. I found that this beer improved significantly once at room temperature. It's one of the more drinkable DIPAs I've had during my BA career, but one bottle would still be my limit for the night before I'd need to move on to something else.

Final Grade: 3.81, a respectable B+. Screamin' Beaver Oak Aged Double IPA is a well-brewed beer, but it isn't really what I'm looking for in this style - the hops are bafflingly subdued, which causes this one to come off as more of a 'barleywine lite' than a serious DIPA. But I shouldn't get ahead of myself - I still enjoyed this beer, and for a 9.9% brew it is superbly well-balanced and dangerously drinkable. This was probably a godsend a few years back when domestic DIPAs were rarer than sober Irishmen, but with Twice as Mad Tom being so ubiquitous nowadays I doubt I'll return to this any time soon. Give it a shot, but don't expect to be blown away.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

600ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO - part of the mixed 4 pack for $25

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with an average size frothy off whitec oloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some vanilla and I can pick up on the wood aging.

Overall - Maybe I should have drank this bottle a while ago, but it's still packing quite a hop bite. It's also still very boozy and a tad harsh. It needs a touch more sweetness to balance things out. A decent beer but for the style I was expecting more.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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